GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Airplane Crash Statistics in 2024

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"Pilot training and experience levels can significantly reduce the likelihood of crashes."

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"The average age of commercial aircraft involved in accidents is around 14 years."

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"In 2020, there were 40 accidents involving commercial air transport, including passenger and cargo flights, worldwide."

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"Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents account for 17% of all aviation accidents."

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"Human error is cited as a contributing factor in approximately 50% of aviation accidents."

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"49% of accidents occur during final approach and landing phases."

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"Aviation safety technologies developed post-9/11 have significantly improved in-flight safety and reduced incidences of crashes."

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"Approximately 70% of airplane crashes occur within 10 miles of an airport."

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"In 2019, there were 86 airplane crashes globally, resulting in 257 fatalities."

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"The deadliest aviation accident on record is the Tenerife airport disaster of 1977, which resulted in 583 fatalities."

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"Engine failure is the primary cause of 8% of airplane crashes."

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"Turbulence contributes to less than 1% of all airplane crashes."

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"Approximately 95% of airplane crash victims survive, according to the U.S National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)."

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"Airplane crashes cause fewer fatalities compared to car accidents annually."

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"Aircraft maintenance issues cause about 12% of airplane crashes."

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"Bird strikes are responsible for a small percentage of aviation accidents."

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"Mid-air collisions account for less than 5% of airplane accidents."

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"In 2020, the aviation industry saw a 50% reduction in accidents compared to the previous decade's average."

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"High-impact survivable airplane crashes have a maintenance-related cause in about 20% of cases."

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"The first commercial airplane crash occurred in 1919 with a Farman F.60 Goliath."

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